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    LIVE: GUADALUPE PLATA – 15/09/2016

    – THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER – I’m surrounded by lots of exceptionally tall men. A mix of the Irish. And a spattering of Spanish. I wonder if the Spanish and Irish have a general population filled with extremely tall people. It’s making it extremely difficult to see, anything. I couldn’t particularly tell you then exactly […]

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    ALBUM REVIEW: GOD DAMN – EVERYTHING EVER

    Last year I was lucky enough to see the Foo Fighters perform in Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket stadium. As the venue filled in the few hours before the main event, 2 young, long haired guys walked confidently onto stage and began playing; one on drums, one on guitar and vocals. The music was unapologetic, hard […]

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    LIVE: FESTIVAL NO. 6

    THE ULTIMATE MIDDLECLASS FUCKFEST Arriving on a gloomy Friday morning in the land of dragons, sheep and people who hiss, Festival No. 6 instantly comes across as the sort of festival I shouldn’t be at. The quirky signs welcome you in as the weight of 20 cans teases a crippling crush on my struggling wrists, […]

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    LIVE: DANNY AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD – 06/09/2016

    – GULLIVERS, MANCHESTER – “I love camaraderie” asserts Danny George Wilson. Attending a live show with his fantastic band (The Champions of the World, no need to be humble at this point) is enough to prove his point. The always warm and cosy venue at Northern Quarter’s Gullivers is quite packed, mostly with a nice […]

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    LIVE: TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS – 10/09/2016

    – ACADEMY, MANCHESTER – Ska is sadly mourning when Toots & The Maytals arrive at Manchester’s Academy. Prince Buster has just died and a vivid legend is born. What a better way to pay tribute than with a superb performance by ‘Toots’ and Co.? This is a special show for another reason too: it’s the […]

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    LIVE: STRANGE WAVES PRESENTS KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD – 09/09/2016

    – THE RITZ, MANCHESTER – It seems like barely a day goes by without us at Silent Radio extolling the virtues of the Psych revival. This is not by design; Manchester and seemingly everywhere else is aboard a kaleidoscopic juggernaut unable and unwilling to stop it. Both floors of The Ritz are in use for […]

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    LIVE: SUNFLOWER BEAN – 10/09/2016

    – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – New York’s Sunflower Bean became one of the hottest tip bands after their release of their debut album earlier this year. A potent mix of attitude and great songs, it made for a listen that harked back to days long gone yet still managed to look forward with an […]

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    FILM – NICK CAVE’S ‘ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING’

    Following the tragic death of his 15 year old son, Arthur, Nick Cave understandably became reluctant to face the media when releasing his 16th album with The Bad Seeds. He instead decided to commission a feature length preview film. Working once again with director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford) this largely […]

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    LIVE: KLAUS JOHANN GROBE – 07/09/2016

    – THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER – I’ve never looked at someone and thought ‘definite Klaus Johann Grobe’ fan but tonight I’m surrounded by people eulogising about their supposedly intense live show. A band from Switzerland with a German name, nothing really makes sense about this band as Kraftwerk sounds merge with disco and straight out […]

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    LIVE: LISTENER – 30/08/2016

    – GULLIVERS, MANCHESTER – The band lay bare their emotions and feelings right from the very start tonight.  Entering the stage they begin with their pre-show pep talk with the crowd as witness, hugging in a circle, laughing, warming up and getting in the mood.  I have never seen this before, usually done out of […]

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DEAF INSTITUTE HAS A 2 FLOOR FESTIVAL OF FRESH BANDS

Stay Fresh is a two-floor all day party with the very best emerging indie bands from Manchester and across the country sharing the stage! To ...

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The brand new event taking place in Manchester has had to change its name with less than two weeks to go. The original name ‘JD ...

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HAPPY ACCIDENTS AND THE JOYS OF NOT BEING OVER SERIOUS

Hailing from London, where if you’re a resident there’s a good chance you have a floppy haired indie pop quartet living in your trouser pocket, ...

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From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves  your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s ...

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This started as a Facebook status to say I’m off to see Adam and The Ants perform their second album Kings of the Wild Frontier ...